Academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 269 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Sonshine School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1980

Student Body

Total Students
269 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Sonshine School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size
15 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
varies by grade
Admissions Director
Mrs. Donna Wiens
Admissions Associate
Steve Hunter

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • In addition to the core curriculum, Sonshine School offers Spanish, vocal music, computers, P.E., Bible, and participates in ACSI competitions including Math Olympics, spelling bee, and speech meet.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My son has done really well and learned a lot at Sonshine. He loves his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Jewell, and really enjoys the school daycare. He has learned a lot this year and I am thankful we made the decision to put him in school early and that Sonshine took him. He was ready for school and has really flourished this part year. The curriculum and structure have been great for them. He also has learned to be kind and courteous to others. It is a great school with kind staff!
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5  
My daughter attended for preschool and daycare. I appreciated the structure and consistency of the program. Curriculum themes (seasons, colors, holidays, etc) are integrated with reading, pre-writing and storytelling, counting, art, and music (my daughter loves to sing the songs she's learned) and biblical stories. She learned about rules, consequences, manners, and personal responsibility: i.e. clean up, sharing, communicating, etc. and has made many friends. She loved her teacher and the day care staff, all of whom are warm, knowledgeable, gentle and supportive. And she came home happy and tired! Sonshine School was such a blessing for us and I would highly recommend it.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 269 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Salem, OR is $7,115 for elementary schools and $8,508 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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